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11.4. 2023

✉️Newsletter: Today we celebrate life and hope!

Dear Montessori colleagues around the world, hello! Did you see our new yellow and blue wizard image? Plamena and I think it is hilarious, the two of us with grant writing wizard hats 😂.. And I sincerely hope you laughed when you saw it. We are feeling like having a bit of fun in our Montessori Institute Prague life....

6.4. 2023

🎙️Podcast: The story of Lilian Bryan, a single mother of 5 children, who became an AMI Trainer

In 1968 Lilian Bryan was commissioned by Mario Montessori, son of Maria Montessori, to establish the Montessori Institute Atlanta, an AMI teacher training center. There Lilian directed AMI Primary(3-6)  teacher training courses for 43 years. The training center under her leadership became internationally acclaimed and very successful. Lilian Bryan’s many years of Montessori work have...

29.3. 2023

Fearless Culture in Montessori Organizations

There is an elephant in the room but nobody wants to talk about it. Do you know the feeling? There are two types of cultures in our Montessori organizations: fearful and fearless. Which one is yours? Research shows that fear is one of the most pervasive feelings at work. And I have seen that our Montessori organizations...

17.3. 2023

✉️Newsletter: Planning for the future, grant writing sprints and AMI Administrators Course!

Dear friends and colleagues around the world, hello from Prague! I will share something really funny about me. I am a big picture thinker. I am also a dreamer. I am a large-scale visionary. My mind often wanders in the future, planning, plotting and creating. When July is on the horizon, like it is today on March 17, I ask my husband...

17.3. 2023

🎙️Podcast: The Story of a Lifelong Montessori Service to Others with Sue Pritzker

Sue is an AMI 3-6 trained guide who early in her carrier became a school leader. She has served for more than 30 years to the community of Childpeace Montessori School in Portland Oregon as well as to the global Montessori community. She is an AMI trainer for school administrators, a trainer for the WSLI, she speaks,...

3.3. 2023

✉️Newsletter: It is OK to talk about money in Montessori.

Dear Montessori colleagues and friends around the world, hello! Today, I want to talk to you about money and Montessori. It has been a theme for me since the start of the war in Ukraine. As the sole owner of Montessori Institute Prague, when we are not doing well financially, I worry a lot. I worry about MIP not being...

1.3. 2023

🎙️Podcast: The Story of Jenny Hoglund and her work with adolescents and adolescent workers

Jenny Hoglund is an AMI 12-18 and 6-12 Trainer. When she does not travel all over the world directing AMI courses, she lives in Sweden. Jenny founded Varberg Montessori School which serves children from 15 months to 15 years of age. And she founded and runs The Montessori Centre for Work and Study Lara for...

17.2. 2023

✉️Newsletter: What do you think about my “52 books this year” challenge?

Message to the community from Mirka: Dear Montessori colleagues and friends around the world, hello! Has it ever happened to you that you wanted to do something for a long time, but you never got around to doing it? And then one day you made a decision, and suddenly things started happening like little miracles, confirming to you that your decision...

15.2. 2023

🎙️Podcast: The Story of Elina Rautasalo and what it is like to become an AMI Trainer

Elina Rautasalo is an AMI 3-6 Montessori Teacher Trainer. Currently living in Prague, Elina is a part of the Montessori Institute Prague training team. She also directs 3-6 Diploma Courses in other countries. Apart from her training work, Elina travels around the world as a speaker and a consultant. Enjoy the story of a young woman who moved from...

6.2. 2023

🎙️Podcast: The story of Anna Volokhova and her work for Montessori in Ukraine

Anna Volokhova and her story of Montessori in Ukraine Kyiv resident, ambulance doctor, activist, volunteer of the Red Cross Rapid Response Unit during the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine, coordinator of the medical support of hospitals in the east during 2022, Anna is a real life hero. She is a Montessori еducator for ages 0-3 and 3-6...